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Clinton says controversies behind her; Trump begs to differ

| | Aug 27 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family’s foundation against Donald Trump’s criticism on Friday and declared she’s confident there will be no major further accusations involving the foundation, her emails or anything else that could undermine her chances of defeating him in November.

  1. | Posted: Jul 26 2016 - 12:05am

    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton’s campaign joined forces with former primary rival Bernie Sanders and some of his supporters Monday in a scramble to tamp down a fresh burst of party disunity and give an upbeat tone to the opening night of the Democratic convention.

  2. | Posted: Jul 26 2016 - 12:05am

    HONG KONG — China has ordered several of the country’s most popular internet portals to halt much of their original news reporting, in a move that could confine an even larger share of the journalism in the country to Communist-controlled mouthpieces before an important party meeting next year.

  3. | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 4:17pm

    Associated Press

  4. | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 4:15pm

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The world’s first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun’s energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.

  5. | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 10:29am

    To a child on the prowl for sweets, that brownie, cookie or bear-shaped candy left on the kitchen counter is just asking to be gobbled up. But in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, notably Colorado, that child may end up with more than a sugar high.

  6. | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 10:25am

    A woman was killed by a tiger over the weekend after jumping out of a car in a Beijing animal park to try to save her daughter from a tiger attack, local government officials said.

  7. | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 10:23am

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Several hundred Bernie Sanders supporters and other demonstrators marched down Philadelphia’s sweltering Broad Street on the opening day of the Democratic convention Monday, chanting “Nominate Sanders or lose in November!” and “Hey, hey, ho, ho, the DNC has got to go!”

  8. | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 10:22am

    LOS ANGELES — Wind-whipped flames raged overnight in the steep, rugged mountains of the Santa Clarita Valley, charring more than 33,000 acres and threatening thousands of homes.

  9. | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 10:06am

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two teens dead and at least 17 other people wounded, officials said Monday.

  10. Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 12:05am

    On their convention’s eve, Democrats bedeviled anew by email

  11. | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 12:05am

    KABUL, Afghanistan — After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive against Islamic State group loyalists, an assault that will see American troops back on the battlefield working more closely with Afghan soldiers.

  12. | Posted: Jul 25 2016 - 12:05am

    PHILADELPHIA — On the heels of a tumultuous Republican convention, Hillary Clinton arrives in Philadelphia eager to show off a forward-looking Democratic Party united behind her steady leadership. To do that, she must overcome lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and clean up a resurgent political mess of the party’s own making.

  13. | Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:05am

    The Islamic State claimed a bombing that left at least 80 people dead Saturday at a peaceful demonstration in the Afghan capital of Kabul, raising fears that the group may be extending its reach beyond the country’s eastern pockets, where it generally operates.

  14. | Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group’s leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman Catholic, Mormon and Southern Baptist churches, were openly dismayed, raising the prospect of mass defections.

  15. | Posted: Jul 24 2016 - 12:05am

    MIAMI — Tim Kaine made his first appearance as Hillary Clinton’s running mate Saturday, taking the stage at Florida International University with the soon-to-be Democratic presidential nominee in bilingual Miami so he could show off his Spanish.